HANNAH project, Romania

Hope And Nurture (HANNAH) works in Târgu Mureș in Romania. The goal of this project is to strengthen fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties, enabling them to provide loving and safe care for their children.

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HANNAH was founded in 2010 by Alice and Ken Winter from New Zealand, and operates through a partnership agreement with Open Home Foundation International (NZ) and Christian Endeavour (Romania).

HANNAH supports:

  • The employ­ment of a local Social Worker.
  • Train­ing in the care and pro­tec­tion of vul­ner­a­ble children.
  • Home visits.
  • Family rein­te­gra­tion of chil­dren who have been institutionalised.
  • Par­ent­ing skills education.
  • Life skills: hygiene, food prepa­ra­tion, house­hold respon­si­bil­i­ties, support for social and phys­i­cal challenges.
Current Projects:

LEAP (Life skills, Education, and Arts Programme) 

We are raising funds to develop and imple­ment this pro­gramme to provide for the chil­dren we cur­rently support. This pro­gramme includes:

  • Edu­ca­tion and life skill training.
  • Trauma related music and art therapy.
  • Health needs (med­i­cine, den­tistry, and eye tests).
  • Com­mu­nity expe­ri­ence excursions.

Community Care Programme

This new com­mu­nity pro­gramme pro­vides home-based care and pro­tec­tion train­ing for family members/guardians who have become respon­si­ble for chil­dren who did not live with them pre­vi­ously. The pro­gramme includes:

  • Liais­ing with schools, home­work support, and indi­vid­ual edu­ca­tion plans.
  • Education/support for parents on how to relate and care for the chil­dren, includ­ing an under­stand­ing of the effects of trauma and institutionalisation.
  • Health needs for other family members.

Give to OHFI work in Romania

Your dona­tion to OHFI’s work in Romania is deeply appre­ci­ated. Our work spans: LEAP (Life skills, Edu­ca­tion, and Arts Pro­gramme), in which your dona­tion can help support this broad-based edu­ca­tion pro­gramme for chil­dren that OHFI sup­ports through HANNAH; and the Com­mu­nity Care Pro­gramme, in which your dona­tion can help support parents and care­givers look after their children.